In October of 2013 five youth representatives from Hartford Public High School will travel to Warsaw, Poland to attend the 13th World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. This is truly a rare opportunity and certainly will serve to inspire and empower these students into the next chapters of their lives. It is our hope that you will support our efforts and help us make this trip a reality!
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Welcome! Beinvenidos! Bywaj!
This blog is the website of the Hartford Public High School youth delegation to the 13th Annual Nobel Peace Laureate World Summit in Warsaw, Poland.
As you can imagine, this trip is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity! In order for an opportunity of this proportion to become a reality, we will need your help!
On our blog you will be able to find information about the trip, upcoming fundraising events, profiles of student delegates, and of course, an easy place to donate to our trip!
Please visit our site regularly as we will be posting updates frequently!
What is the 13th World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates?
The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates,
which is chaired by former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and Hon. Walter
Veltroni, former Mayor of Rome, is internationally recognized as among the most
important and largest annual events in the field of peacemaking, attracting
Nobel Peace Laureates, high-profile leaders and organizations from around the
globe. The Summit is organized by the
Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates on a yearly
basis, and has taken place every year since 1999 in partnership with the hosting
Why is this important for these Hartford youth?
This is certainly a unique opportunity in that the trip advisers share a connection to the Albert Schweitzer Institute at Quinnipiac University and have worked in alliance with ASI to bring this trip to students. This is the first time in the history of Hartford Public Schools that students have been provided with such a special opportunity. These 5 students are among the only high school students from the United States that have been invited to this conference. It is a huge honor that, of course, bears a load of responsibility as these students will not only be representing the city of Hartford, but rather the entire United States of America.
Furthermore, the World Summit has expanded its mission to give special attention to youth attendees. In fact, students will be invited to special sessions with youth from around the world to work with Nobel Laureates in a real and personal environment. This opportunity will undoubtedly place these students on a new life trajectory. Having had this powerful of an experience at such an early age can only set them up to be the leading peacemakers and transformational leaders of the future.
Why should you donate?
As the world becomes an increasingly complex and globalized environment we are continuously faced with new challenges and seemingly impossible solutions. This trip could empower 5 youth members of the Hartford community to step up and take on this immense challenge. Rare is the occasion that young leaders are given such an enormous opportunity to work directly with the worlds most transformational peacemakers, advocates, and thinkers. You can be a part of this movement. You can play a role in changing the future, not only for these 5 students, but perhaps for the state of our world.